Pink Boyfriends

American Eagle boyfriend denim (addt. 40% off everything with code 88915111)
J. Crew Pumps (similar, 25% off with code LOVEJCREW)
Alexander Wang Bag
t+j Designs Three Gem Chain Necklace
Luxe Pink 18K Pave Link Bracelet
Luxe Bow Champagne Ring
*Friends and Family at t+j Designs 30% off everything with code TJFF30

So glad it's Friday!  It's finally nice here so instead of a huge coat I layered up with my furry vest.  This color pink from J. Crew seems to be one of my favorites as I also have it in a coat and a silk blouse. And of course anytime they do a % discount, I have to get something, like these shoes in gold.  Since I purchased my pink shoes in December they are sold out but I do love this version of it in the same color.  Pops of color in my wardrobe help me get through the winter time.

Happy Easter to those celebrating and spending time with family.  I really can't believe it's almost April, time is flying.


Mixed Metals

 Zara Trench (old) (similar)
 Gryphon Top
Asos skirt (similar)
Friends and family week at t+j!  Get it for 30% off with code TJFF30

There's nothing wrong with mixing silver and gold these days.  I do a lot with my jewelry and I thought I would attempt to do it in my wardrobe.  Metallics are big this year and we all know how much I love shiny things so it wasn't hard to find these things in my closet.  Do you mix metallics or metals?  

On a shopping note, next week (April 3rd) Madewell finally opens in the city on Rush Street!  Go on opening day and they are giving away tons of gift cards ranging from $10-$500.  I'll definitely be checking it out.



Escada Jacket (similar, budget version)
Zara Clutch

It is friends and family week for my jewelry line t+j Designs!  30% off everything (including sale) with code TJFF30.  I can't thank my readers and customers enough for all your support.  If you haven't taken a peak at my store - this is the week to do so and hopefully make your first purchase with 30% off! 

The winners of my t+j Designs giveaway last week are Marie-Eve Legault, Amy Roberts McIntosh, and Andrea Darst.  Thank you to those that entered, I had over 1000 fab entries.  My favorite part of the entries was hearing your favorite pieces from the line.  It's always great for me to learn what people are responding to.  Look out for some more fun giveaways to come.  

If any of you have any questions about my jewelry feel free to email me personally at  Always happy to answer any questions.  Happy shopping and week!


Silver Manolo Blahnik vs Save Options

Manolo         |         #1 (on sale!)   
#2 (take 25% off with code LOVEJCREW)

Let's talk shoes!  I've been obsessed with the Manolo BB silver pumps but decided not to spend the price tag for those beauties for something more affordable and still look great.  I like to recommend shoes that I really would buy or wear; the leather, construction, fit, and comfort still need to be great for my save options.  My #1 save option is the one I got (seriously for $99 ) but I also have tried on the #2 option and they were lovely too.   Hoping to get my version next week and I'll let you know how comfy they are.  

Happy Friday and weekend. I"ll announce the winners to the giveaway on Monday.


Color, Lace & Leather

J. Crew Coat
Madewell Lace Top (on sale)
Love Leather Skirt  (selling quickly love this color too)
Christian Louboutin booties

 I know you've seen me sport my black leather leggings probably too many times this winter, but my newest leather skirt  is now my favorite thing added to my spring wardrobe.  Since leather continues as spring trend, shorten it up with a simple skirt and it comes in a variety of cute colors (purple, orange, turquoise, and camel).  And my top - who doesn't love a pretty print on a beautiful lace on sale!  Any spring purchases you have made that you love?  

Thank you to everyone for their notes and comments from Monday's post, I feel much better.  Lots of lots of sleep was needed.  

Today's the last day of my big t+j designs jewelry giveaway.  Enter here. 3 big winners and easy to enter.  Ends Wednesday at 11CST.

Happy week and good luck!

Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang Sweater (similar on sale)
Zara Sandals
Celine Bag
Nordstrom Hat (similar)

My son and I have been suffering from the flu so to be honest last weekend was not fun.  I'm still under the weather and thank goodness for my husband.  He has been taking care of both of us the entire time. I'll be resting and this is the first time I've been on the computer for two days (for me that is a long time)!

My friend Jen, the founder of Chick Chat Chicago has offered one of my Chicago reader a free ticket to their fabulous 50 Shades of Grey Soiree happening this Friday.  Both my husband and I are attending, if I get over this flu (crossing my fingers).  Free drinks, appetizers, entertainment and fun!  To enter, simply go to my Facebook page, like the post on the 50 Shades of Grey Soiree and like ChickChat Chicago's Facebook page.  That's it!  Giveaway ends Wednesday night at 11pm.

And don't forget about my jewelry giveaway, ends Wednesday also!  Check out details here and 3 winners will receive anything from my Neons and Pastels Collection.  



Forever 21 top  (similar here and here)
Stitch Denim (similar)
Zara Heels (dying for these next)
Chanel Bag (similar)

I am so ready for spring, can you tell?  From last year's mint to this year's sea foam, I love this color in everything!  Based on our top sellers at t+j, our customers also love seafoam & mint.  This necklace here sells out so quickly and we just got some back in stock and the one I'm wearing in this outfit post is one of my favorites from our new Neons and Pastels Collection.  I'm dying to get rid of my layers and anytime the sun comes out or our weather hits above 40 degrees I pull out spring looking gear.

Are you ready for Spring?  Do you love seafoam?

If you haven't  entered my huge giveaway, do so here!  3 winners win their choice of anything from the Neons and Pastels Collection.  

Happy Friday and thanks for following!  xx


Big Giveaway - t+j Designs 3 WINNERS

What better way to celebrate the week than to giveaway some jewels to my fabulous readers!

Check out my new t+j Designs Neon and Pastels Collection and enter through the rafflecopter below!  THREE WINNERS and entry is super easy (simply like our Facebook page in the rafflecopter and extra entries for all the wonderful ways you follow me or t+j Designs)

  Giveaway ends March 20th at 11pm CST.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Creme de la Creme

Leather Jacket:  June (love this one on sale)
Tee:  Karssen Tee (tank)
Denim:  Rag & Bone

Lately it has been a tee and denim kind of weekend.  I dressed it up with some jewels and glitter Louboutins (which are back in stock).  We got some great weather yesterday so I'm hoping it's here to stay.  I'm dying to get into spring fashions and wear a bit more color.  My new arrivals at t+j are full of color and pastels, I'm certainly ready to wear this one with a pretty mint top!

Happy week and look out for a big giveaway on my blog soon.


Splurge vs. Save

1. Splurge / Save 
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5. Splurge / Save

My sister and I try hard to create affordable jewelry for our customers.  We are definitely inspired by fashion around us but sometimes we are surprised when items look so similar to others when we created it together.  It is a fun process and we are proud to offer our designs at a great price.  I loved what my intern put together over at our t+j Designs blog and decided I needed to share it here too!

Happy Friday and hope you have a fabulous weekend.


Stripes & Polka Dots

Jacket:  Forever 21 (similar on sale)
Top:  Forever 21
Leather Leggings:  Alice + Olivia
t+j Designs jewelry:  Sapphire Blue Crystal Necklace  |  

I'm finally posting these beautiful pictures that Jen Au took while I was in Seattle a couple of months ago.  With the snowstorm and then leftover dirty snow left outside my motivation of taking outfit pictures just hasn't been there.  Staying cozy and eating and drinking seems to have taken over the week.  However, I will be attending the Neiman Marcus preview party for Manolo's and Louboutin's on Thursday (I can't resist a shoe party).  If your in Chicago and want to attend (3/7 at 5pm) don't forget to email me at to RSVP.

Big news from my jewelry line, if you have been coveting my Luxe Pave Bracelet, I'm doing a 72 hour flash sale on the gold and the red one!  Get it now before it's gone, shop here.


My Hair and Hair Inspiration

Some of you have asked about my hair, especially when I curl it and I thought I would share my favorite hair tools.  

My favorite hair look is when I curl it outwards (not towards the face) and keep it voluminous. 

My hair dryer of choice is the Hana hair dryer, I did a post on it here last year.  A year later it is still running strong and when I travel I actually miss my hair dryer.   Don't you hate those tiny hair dryers they give you in hotel rooms?  It never does fully dry my hair.  

I typically curl my hair the day after I wash my hair, the texture is a bit rougher and holds the curl longer.  Recently the people at Misikko sent me a Babyliss Pro Ceramic 1.5" Curling Iron and I wasn't sure if it could be better than my Hot Tools Curling Iron I've had forever.  But after using it now for 3 weeks, I love it.  My hair gets a big damaged after time from using the curling iron, but the Babyliss is ceramic so after curling my hair my strands still feel soft.  Since receiving it I haven't turned back to Hot Tools.  The clamp is not as tight (which I like), the heat is hot and goes up to 400 degree F, and the weight of the curling iron is lighter which I prefer.   It is nice to feel my hair so soft after curling it.  Keeping my curls in all night is still my favorite hair spray by Tresemme

Misikko provides adorable gift packaging too (they add additional little gifts like shampoo/conditioner and other hair products).  

I get inspired to change my hair up a bit when I'm on pinterest.  These inspirations are great and motivate me to try something different every once in a while.  After doing my makeup and getting dressed, my go to is the curled hair above, but next time I'll add a touch of bling or pile my hair up high to change it up a bit.  

Messy curls with a lovely pin - I could do this!

I don't think I could do this myself, but I love looking at braid tutorials.  

I love this entire glam look.  I'm over the donut bun but love this version of it.

What are you favorite hair tools and how do you change up your hair look?

*Please note the hair dryer and curling iron was gifted to me but all reviews and opinions are my own and I would not post anything that I do not believe is true.  
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